Jonathan Patrick Foo (born 30 October 1982) is a Singaporean–English actor and martial artist.

Jon Foo
Born
Jonathan Patrick Foo

(1982-10-30) 30 October 1982 (age 39)
OccupationActor, martial artist
Years active2004–present
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)

Early lifeEdit

Foo was born in Athens to a Chinese Singaporean father and an Irish-English mother. He has a younger sister and two half-sisters on his father's side. His family constantly moved. Inspired by his father's interest in karate and mother's interest in judo, he began training in kung fu. Foo now trains in mixed styles. He went from performing at festivals with the London Chinese Acrobats (Gangs of New York) to signing with one of the biggest film companies in Asia.[1]

CareerEdit

Being a practitioner of wushu, he has starred in Tom-Yum-Goong (US title: The Protector), Batman Begins, House of Fury, Left for Dead, and Life (Shi cha qi xiao shi). He also performs stunts for other actors. He is perhaps best known for playing the role of Jin Kazama in the 2009 live action film Tekken. He also played Ryu in the short film Street Fighter: Legacy.

He also starred in Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2010) as one of the first generation soldiers. He is set to appear in a Thai martial arts-basketball film Fireball Begins, which is a prequel to the first film, Fireball. Foo's films were his second lead role in Bangkok Revenge, he appears with Dominic Purcell in Vikingdom and Danny Glover in Extraction and stars as Detective Lee[2] in the television adaptation of Rush Hour[3] (the role played by Jackie Chan in the film series).[4]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Life, Translated Brian
2004 10,000 Cigarettes Himself Documentary
2005 Left for Dead Street Fighter No.3
2005 Tom-Yum-Goong Wushu Fighter (as Jonathan Patrick Foo) / stunt performer
2005 Batman Begins League of Shadows member (uncredited) / stunt performer
2005 House of Fury John (as Jonathan Foo) / stunt performer (uncredited)
2005 The Myth Extra (uncredited) / stunt performer (uncredited)
2009 Jagoan Bouginville Yosia Si Reman Marsud
2009 Tekken Jin Kazama / stunt performer
2009 Fireball
2010 Universal Soldier: Regeneration Vladimir
2010 Street Fighter: Legacy Ryu[5]
2010 Fireball Begins
2012 Bangkok Revenge Manit
2013 Olympus Has Fallen Stunt performer
2013 Vikingdom Yang
2013 The Chrysanthemum Throne Taki
2013 Extraction Mercy Callo
2014 Duality Danny
2016 WEAPONiZED Victor
2016 Rush Hour Detective Jonathan Lee TV series – main cast
2019 The Outsider Jing Phang

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jon Foo: The Tekken star is a funny guy". Archived from the original on 5 June 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Jon Foo To Play Detective Lee In 'Rush Hour' CBS Pilot". Deadline. 3 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Rush Hour's Jon Foo Gets 'As Close to the Danger as Possible' as He Follows in Jackie Chan's Footsteps". People Magazine. 31 March 2016.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (3 March 2015). "Jon Foo To Play Detective Lee In 'Rush Hour' CBS Pilot". Deadline.
  5. ^ Mike Fahey (4 May 2010). "This Could Be The Best Street Fighter Film Ever Created".

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